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May 20, 2013

Spring Has Sprung In Michigan – Our Tulips, Daffodils and a New Baby!

By RetroRuth

Whew! It has been a crazy couple of weeks around the ranch here in Michigan. But I am happy to say that things are finally settling down.  Well…maybe not settling down just yet. But spring is officially here and we have flowers everywhere, so that totally makes things worlds better in my book.

And just because we love to take pictures of flowers, here are some of the tulips, daffodils and other trees and plants we have blooming in our yard right now!














Don’t you love this one? I have no idea where this teeny, tiny tulip came from, but I love it. It looks like a mama tulip and her baby. And speaking of babies…

Guess what else recently arrived at our house?


Yep, our spring baby is here!

So if you see a bit of spotty posting on my part, it is because of this little doll. Alexandra decided she was going to grace us with her presence about three and half weeks early, so Tom and I have been scrambling to get things settled down around here. But she is doing really well for being born early, and Tom is coping well, too.


New dad grin!

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27 Responses to Spring Has Sprung In Michigan – Our Tulips, Daffodils and a New Baby!

  1. thatmidcenturyfella Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 7:59 am


  2. Sally Webb Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Congratulations, Ruth and Tom!! She is beautiful!

  3. StumbleBum Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 8:12 am

    She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!!

  4. Sara In AZ Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Congrats y’all…she is so, so cute!!!

  5. Beth Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 9:58 am

    So, THAT’S what you’ve been away doing! She’s a beauty. Now comes the strongest, purest love you’ve ever known. Looking forward to when she’s old enough to taste your crazy kitchen creations — those reaction shots will be priceless!

  6. Betty Crafter Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 10:49 am

    She’s gorgeous!! And I’m so happy she is healthy and doing well, despite arriving a tad ahead of schedule 🙂 Congrats!!

  7. Lacey Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Congratulations! A beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl.

  8. Lorie B. Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    congratulations!!!! She is absolutely stunning. Rest when you can, and make sure you get a shower now and then, LOL. Hugs and best wishes,

    Mom of 4 (soooo been thereLOL)

  9. Jeanine Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Beautiful flowers, and the most beautiful flower of all at the end! Congratulations – I hope you both enjoy every minute with your precious little one!

  10. veg-o-matic Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Congratulations! I can’t wait for Baby’s First Jell-O!

  11. Laura Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Omigoodness. I can’t tell you what a start this post gave me. Did I miss a past post about you expecting? Big, wonderful surprise! Congratulations to you both! She is beautiful, and so is the look on Tom’s face. You’re in for the best time of your life! Blessings to you all!

  12. Jana B. Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Congrats!!! What a pretty little baby 🙂

  13. tokeberry Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Beautiful baby! Congratulations!

  14. Penny Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Oh so sweet and wonderful!

  15. Onyx Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  16. Diane Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    She is lovely. Congrats to all!!!

  17. Andrea Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    What a sweetie! Congrats!

  18. Kim Campbell Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Congratulations!!! How wonderful! Will you be making mid-century baby food? (wink)

  19. Cindy Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Awwww, a spring baby! That’s wonderful, congratulations!

  20. celia Reply

    May 22, 2013 at 8:34 pm


  21. Barb in Arizona Reply

    May 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Congratulations!! That is terrific for the both of you!! She’s a doll!!

  22. Maureen Reply

    May 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I’m so happy for you!! She is so cute!! Did you post that you were pregnant? I must have missed that if you did. Welcome to the very best time of you life!

  23. Erin Reply

    May 27, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Congrats, guys! Didn’t even realize you were expecting! What a little cutie she is! Is there a mid-century nursery we can see?! I want to start getting inspiration!

  24. Kate Reply

    May 29, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Congrats! What a cutie! 🙂

  25. rae Reply

    May 30, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    woah! i’m WAY behind in my reader but i had to comment and say congrats! She is precious! and those tulips are pretty amazing too!

  26. RetroRuth Reply

    May 31, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Thanks for all the well-wishes, everyone! Things are going pretty well here. We have had some sleepless nights, but hopefully things will settle down a bit after we pass her actual due date. 🙂

    To answer some questions:

    No, we didn’t announce the pregnancy, so don’t feel like you missed anything! The entire pregnancy was high-risk, so we decided to keep it under wraps.

    Yes, she does have a mid-century-inspired nursery! I didn’t get all of the little bits and pieces in place before she came, but you can expect some nursery posts coming soon!

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